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    Official Leica Press Releases: 05/10/2012

    Sorry folks for the delay been busy.

    Here are the highlights:


    Leica S-System Expanded By Five S-Lenses With Central Shutter: Available From October 2012

    Leica Camera AG Expands The Leica S Professional Camera System: New Leica S-Adapter H Enables use of Hasselblad H Lenses on the Leica S2

    Leica M Monochrom: The Future Of Black-And-White Photography

    New Leica Limited Editions: Leica M9-P “Edition Hermès” / Leica M9-P “Edition Hermès - Série Limiteé Jean-Louis Dumas”

    Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 MM F/2 ASPH.: The New Milestone In Lens Construction

    Leica X2: The Next Generation Of The Leica Compact Digital Camera

    Leica V-Lux 40: Compact Camera With An Extensive Range Of Features
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    Re: Official Leica Press Releases: 05/10/2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    New Leica Limited Editions: Leica M9-P “Edition Hermès” / Leica M9-P “Edition Hermès - Série Limiteé Jean-Louis Dumas”
    Translation: not long to wait for the M10.
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    Re: Official Leica Press Releases: 05/10/2012

    Quote Originally Posted by doug View Post
    Translation: not long to wait for the M10.



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    Re: Official Leica Press Releases: 05/10/2012

    The Monochrome looks cool, if B&W is your thing. A few years ago I would have sold my legs to get one of those.
    I had to laugh when reading the X2 specs though – still uses the same low res 2.7" screen as the X1 and as far as I can see there's no option for a digital VF?
    EDIT: Oops, I see the digital VF is in fact offered. Good job!

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    Re: Official Leica Press Releases: 05/10/2012

    Hmmm . . . . . . What's wrong with the current Summicron? Nothing that anyone has ever noticed. Why a new Super Summicron? Maybe because the M10 over samples the current Summicron, Think of what the spec for that would be.

    Just a thought.

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    Re: Official Leica Press Releases: 05/10/2012

    Quote Originally Posted by doug View Post
    Translation: not long to wait for the M10.
    I do hope so!

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    Re: Official Leica Press Releases: 05/10/2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Campbell View Post
    Hmmm . . . . . . What's wrong with the current Summicron? Nothing that anyone has ever noticed. Why a new Super Summicron? Maybe because the M10 over samples the current Summicron, Think of what the spec for that would be.

    Just a thought.
    Plus it costs €6000.- - which however you look at it - is a joke IMHO! Far too expensive for that type of lens!

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    Re: Official Leica Press Releases: 05/10/2012

    The new Summicron is 8 elements in 5 groups. Being a 50mm F2 lens- that's quite a lot of elements. The original Summicrons were 7 elements in 5 groups. The Nikkor 5cm F1.1 was 9 elements in 7 groups, but almost 2 stops faster.

    What I do not see- is the present 50/2 Summicron going to remain in production, or is this one replacing it?

    Given the Aspheric-APO nature of this new lens, and it's cost: I hope the present 6/4 Summicron remains in production. It would have been interesting to see this new lens get a different name from "Summicron". "Summinar".

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